I love HxH for so many reasons but one thing i love about it is that the 70-something episode Chimera Ant arc, thats basically a huge commentary on war and how simultaneously fucked up and beautiful humanity is, includes a scene where a chameleon man questions if he can trust another guy due to his lack of eyebrows.
what do you think happened when alec stayed at magnus' loft to 'help treat luke's wounds'? what did they talk about all night?
Oh man, if I could demand one thing from the sh creators, it would be to go back and give us this scene. I’m still devastated that they had Alec spend an entire goddamn night at Magnus’s apartment and not give us a single damn detail about it. Because that’s such an important night for them??? Yes, they had done a tiny bit of (very one-sided) flirting, and Alec had vaguely accepted a non-specific version of the date Magnus offered on the phone in the previous ep, but that’s it. That’s really not much. This was their first big scene. Just the two of them, for an entire night, with no implied physical intimacy whatsoever (since they definitely would have told us about that). Just two men who barely know each other, having a couple of drinks.
It’s so unbelievably important in the grand scheme of their story. Because at some point, Magnus Bane goes from ‘this boy’s cute maybe I can make out with him at some point’ to Ghost!Ragnor telling him to crash the wedding because it’s a chance for Magnus to finally feel love again. At some point, Magnus feels enough of a connection with Alec to consider really giving him a chance, after a century alone, and after all of the emotional trauma he went through with Camille. There’s something about Alec that makes Magnus feel safe, and hopeful, and finally ready to try falling in love again. And that very well could have been something that he saw in Alec for the first time that night. It’s the first time they really get to talk to each other. It’s when Magnus really figures out who Alec is as a person.
And for Alec, I mean… think about his social track record at that point. From what we can tell, his only close friends are his siblings. He doesn’t have any outside acquaintances that he feels comfortable sitting down with and talking to for an extended period of time. For all we know, that night at Magnus’s is one of the first times he has any sort of extended conversation with a relative stranger. And while I’m sure that’s fairly terrifying for someone with his anxiety levels (and tendency to stutter around cute guys), I imagine that must also be so freeing for him. Magnus has been flirting with him literally since the moment they met, and Alec knows that. There’s an awareness between the two of them that they’re interested in each other. I think it might be the first time in Alec’s life that he’s been with someone and felt that he’s allowed to be openly interested in men around them. Regardless of the fact that he happens to be interested in this particular man, that’s still huge for him. Magnus has absolutely no expectations for him. Alec has no reputation to uphold while he’s there. Alec is allowed to blatantly be himself and not worry about the repercussions for once in his life, and I can’t even imagine how wonderful that must have felt.
Honestly, I’m not sure of what they talked about. Probably nothing important. Just usual, everyday conversation between two people who are starting to like each other, and want to know each other better. I don’t think the subject matter was particularly extraordinary. But in some sense, I think that’s what makes it so important for both of them.
I WAS BLINDSIDED BY THIS OK? THIS IS UNFAIR I WAS NOT PREPARED FOR THIS
FOR KILLIAN JONES SITTING AT HIS DINING TABLE IN HIS HOUSE THAT HE SHARES WITH HIS FUTURE WIFE AND HER SON WHO IS PRACTICALLY HIS OWN SON AND WAITING FOR HIM
AND HE IMMEDIATELY STARTS TALKING TO HENRY ABOUT MISSIONS AND SUCH BUT LOL HIS EYES ARE LIKE CHECKING TO SEE IF EMMA ISN’T HERE ALREADY
AND HIM TALKING ABOUT THE WOOKIE PRISONER GAG LIKE HE’S SO CUTE BUT HE’S TRYING TO BE SERIOUS AND LOL THAT TIME ON THE NAUTILUS
WAS A MISHAP MORE THAN A MISSION LOL FUCKING HENRY IS SO FUCKING WONDERFUL OK? AND I CAN HEAR THE EMMA SWAN IN HIM IN THIS
LOOK AT THEM STANDING IN THEIR HOUSE TOGETHER WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS
AND THIS MOMENT LIKE THE FUCKING WE’VE BEEN THROUGH A LOT TOGETHER HAVEN’T WE?
AND HENRY IS SO FUCKING GREAT AND HE LIKES KILLIAN TOO AND THEY’RE ALL A FAMILY AND I AM EMOTION
BUT OK LOOK MY FAVOURITE PART ABOUT THIS IS THAT KILLIAN IS BEING ALL SERIOUS BECAUSE IT IS TOTALLY A BIG DEAL BUT ALSO BECAUSE HE’S A DORK AND
WHEN HE SEES THE LOOK ON HENRY’S FACE LIKE OMFG REALLY? BECAUSE HENRY GETS THAT IT’S A BIG DEAL TOO,
THE SMILE ON HIS DAMNED FACE KILLS ME OK? BECAUSE HE FUCKING LOVES THIS KID TOOOOOO
THE. WEDDING. RINGS. KILLIAN JONES AND EMMA SWAN ARE GETTING MARRRRIEDDDDDD AHHHHHH
AND LOL ALL THIS GUARD THIS WITH YOUR LIFE STUFF
YOUR MOTHER WILL KILL YOU WHAT A FUCKING DORKKKK
AND WHEN EMMA SHOWS UP, THE BOTH OF THEM TRYING TO HIDE THINGS IS FUCKING HILARIOUS BECAUSE HENRY JUST STUFFS THE RINGS IN HIS JACKET AND KILLIAN DOESN’T EVEN MEET EMMA’S EYES LOLOL
AND THIS FUCKING FACE BECAUSE SHE’S JUST AMUSED AF LIKE SUUUURE, YOU’RE NOT HIDING ANYTHING BUT ALSO SHE DOESN’T GIVE A FUCK WHAT IT IS BECAUSE IT’S OBVIOUSLY TO DO WITH THE WEDDING WHICH IS TOMORROW AND AHHHHHHH
LOOK. AT. THIS. PERFECTION. THIS FAMILY. IN THEIR HOUSE. WHERE THEY LIVE. FUCK EVERYTHING. *THROWS THINGS*
SEE YOU TOMORRRRROWWWWWW SO LIKE AT SOME POINT KILLIAN TOLD HENRY ABOUT HIS PLANS AND EVERYTHING AND I JUST LOVE THAT THEY TALK OUTSIDE OF EMMA TOO AND IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY THAT HENRY AND KILLIAN HAVE A RELATIONSHIP FUCK ME UP
YOU. LIVE. HERE. SHE SAYS. YOU LIVE HERE. WHERE ARE YOU GOING, MISTER? YOU FUCKING LIVE HERE WITH ME IN OUR HOUSE.
AND KILLIAN’S FACE WHEN HE’S LIKE WELL DUH. OFC I LIVE HERE. THE EASE OF THIS EXCHANGE ALONE KILLED ME FUCKING DEAD. I HAVE NO WORDS FOR HOW MUCH I LOVE THAT THEY’RE JUST SO CASUALLY TALKING ABOUT HOW KILLIAN LIVES HERE WITH EMMA SWAN WHO HE LOVES AND WHO LOVES HIM
LOLOL I LOVE HIS FUCKING FACE AND HIS DUMB SUPERSTITION BELIEVING
AND FROM THE LOOKS OF IT, SO DOES EMMA SWAN. GODDAMN SHE’S SO BEAUTIFUL AND SHE LOVES HIM SO MUCH
A SEAFARING MAN HE SAYS AND I DIE A LOT. FUCK HIM AND HIS VOICE AND HIS WORDS AND HOW MUCH HE LOVES HER
AND HOW SHE LOOKS AT HIM
BECAUSE THEY DON’T NEED ANOTHER STITCH OF BAD LUCK AND I AM CRYING RN BECAUSE LOOK AT HOW SHE LOOKS AT HIM BECAUSE IT’S SO FUCKING AFFECTIONATE, IT HURTS ME IN MY HEART PLACE
AND THEN, THEN, THE MOMENT THAT HAS GOT ME LYING PRONE ON MY FLOOR RN, AFTER TOMORROW, THERE’LL BE NO GETTING RID OF ME.
AND THE WAY SHE’S LIKE PROMISE? IS SO ADORABLE AND LIKE SHE’S TEASING HIM AND BUT ALSO SHE MEANS IT AND HAVE YOU EVER SEEN EMMA SWAN BE THIS ADORABLE BEFORE? SHE FUCKING LOVES HIM AND TRUSTS HIM AND IS VULNERABLE WITH HIM FUCK ME UP
AND THIS BUTT AND HIS AYES AND THE PROMISES IN HIS SMILE AND THE SINCERITY IN HIS EYES
WHY ARE YOU TWO LIKE THIS?! WHY WHY WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME YOU DUMDUMS
AND FUCKING WHO LOOKS AT A PERSON LIKE THIS AFTER THEY KISS THEM? WHO DARES TO LOOK THIS CUTE AND HAPPY AND EXCITED AND WHOOOO
GUYS GUYS, *whispers* i think she loves him
I MEAN LOOK AT THIS DORK
GUYS I THINK SHE LOVES HIM. I THINK SHE WANTS TO MARRY HIM. I THINK SHE WANTS TO KISS HIM A LOT AND ALL THE TIME.
THEY’RE GONNA GET MARRRIEDDDD AND LIKE FUCK ME IF I AM ANY SORT OF GRACEFUL OR EVEN BARELY HUMAN ABOUT THAT SITUATION WHEN ARRIVES BECAUSE LOOK AT ME RN I AM A FULL ON MESS WTF
I feel like we’ve had a rough few weeks in this joint so I’m gonna make myself feel good and remind y’all of my fave Zacts:
Zayn’s voice is a gift from God brought on Earth to bless us all
Zayn’s face is made to humble us but also remind us every day that there’s beauty in the world and that if we just hang in there, we’ll get to see it once more
Zayn’s nose alone could make empires crumple
Zayn loves animals so much. He literally has a zoo???? His latest videos ends with a monkey and an alligator for no goddamn reason, just cuz Z felt like it…. my fave weirdo
Every single person that’s ever worked with Z has only had positive and warm things to say about him. Gentle, respectful, warm, dedicated, kind…. these were all words used to describe people who’ve met him.
Also Zayn’s an amazing hugger? I mean of course he is, but still??? people always comment on that. And the fact that he smells amazing.
Zayn is aware of his position in the world. He knows who he is and who he represents and what he means to a lot of people and he’s only ever used that position for good and refused to let the world tell him his roots are not good enough.
Zayn is brave. He faces so much hate and discrimination every damn day and he hasn’t let any of it deter him. He always perseveres and prevails and comes out with only positive things. He’s an inspiration.
Zayn loves his fans and is constantly trying to find new ways to reach out to us and makes us feel included in everything he does. Remember when Zayn said he appreciate fanficion writers???? That he encourages all kind of creative endeavours. He sent fanartists their own art on canvas with a personalised note. He organised release parties where he just chills and hangs out with fans.
Remember when Zayn used the puppy filter. Man, that was so dope!
Mind of Mine still gets random, heartfelt praise form the general public, one year later. Because it’s such an authentic and original and raw and beautiful album. An album made with so much love and care and with so much feelings. It’s such a masterpiece.
Zayn cuts his hair and suddenly the whole goddamn world loses it. A true moment of unity. World peace achieved. King of hair styles.
He’s such a warm, loving and funny guy. I just love him to bit and pieces.
A/N: I love this so much, like I’m making my own heart ache a little here, damn. Thankyou so much to @a-smol-badger for the request that I never would have thought up on my own atm. That’s all I got to say honestly.
Request: Is there a possibility you could write an imagine where y/n is an art student and her latest class assignment is human figure and she wants to draw jug and he gets scared and self conscious that he has to be shirtless but y/n assures him he is perf
Word Count: 1,882
Warnings: boi has body confidence issues for a hot second, that’s it.
OK OK WE’RE GOING TO LEARN SOMETHING TO DA Y BOYS AND GIRLS AND VARIATIONS THEREAFTER
LET ME DIRECT YOUR ATTENTION TO THE WLW FILM THAT KICKS CAROL OUT OF THE FUCKING WATER
THE HANDMAIDEN IS A KOREAN SUSPENSE/GOTHIC DRAMA FILM DIRECTED BY PARK CHAN-WOOK (YES THE MASTERMIND DIRECTOR BEHIND OLDBOY) ABOUT A SCHEME TO STEAL THE INHERITANCE OF A WEALTHY HEIRESS SET IN 1930S JAPAN OCCUPIED KOREA
SEE THAT YOUNG GIRL IN THE BLUE AND WHITE HANBOK? GIRL’S NAME IS SOOKEE, A STREET THIEF WHO LEFT HER HOME TO WORK FOR THE GORGEOUS LADY HIDEKO WHO LIVES WITH HER SADISTIC ART COLLECTOR UNCLE IN A STUNNING MANSION OF OPULENCE
SOOKEE ACTS AS HIDEKO’S HANDMAIDEN, BUT NOT BY COINCIDENCE HELL NO THE YOUNG MAN BESIDES HER IS FUJIWARA WHO IS A “““COUNT””” THAT COMES TO VISIT HIDEKO AND IS SEEMINGLY INFATUATED WITH HER BUT REALLY JUST WANTS TO MARRY HER FOR HER MONEY AND THEN SEND HER TO AN ASYLUM
FUJIWARA IS SOOKEE’S ACCOMPLICE AND HE’S THE ONE TO PROPOSE OF THE SCHEME AND SOOKEE AGREES TO IT BECAUSE SHE’S BEEN LIVING IN A CRAMPED HOUSE FOR YEARS WITH TOO MANY FAMILY MEMBERS TO COUNT AND TOO MANY CHILDREN TO TAKE CARE OF AND THAT AMOUNT OF MONEY MEANS FREEDOM FROM THAT HELLHOLE
BUT THINGS GET HELLA COMPLICATED WHEN SOOKEE MEETS HIDEKO CAUSE SHE IS
REALLY FUCKING GAY FOR HER
AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SOOKEE MEETS HIDEKO I SEE YOU SOOKEE DON’T TRY TO PRETEND YOU AREN’T GONE FOR HER ALREADY
SO AS FUJIWARA TRIES TO WOO HIDEKO SOOKEE MUST STRUGGLE BETWEEN HER AWAKENING SEXUALITY AND HER CHANCE OF FREEDOM FROM POVERTY
KILL BILL SIRENS GOING OFF IN SOOKEE’S MIND AS SHE SEES FUJIWARA CREEPING ON HIDEKO MMM GIRL YOU AIN’T SLICK
NOW ONTO HIDEKO HERSELF
OK I CAN’T BLAME SOOKEE FOR FALLING FOR THIS GIRL SHE IS GORGEOUS AF MY BI ASS CANNOT TAKE SUCH BEAUTY ANYWAYS
HIDEKO’S SADISTIC UNCLE MAKES HER PARTICIPATE IN SOME FREAKY SHIT DOWN IN THE BASEMENT AND BASICALLY EXERCISES AN OMNIOUS HAND OVER HER WHOLE LIFE SHE MAY LOOK THE LADY OF THE HOUSE BUT SHE’S REALLY A SLAVE TO THIS DEMONIC MAN
I WON’T GO MUCH INTO DETAILS HERE CAUSE IT CONTAINS SPOILERS SO I’LL ADDRESS HOW SHE VIEWS SOOKEE
A LOT OF YOU MAY BE THINKING WOW RICH GIRL THAT’S BEEN LIVING A RESERVED AND CONTROLLED LIFE FOR YEARS SHE CAN’T POSSIBLY BE ATTRACTED TO WOMEN
W R O N G
HIDEKO IS A GODDAMN LESBIAN WHO HAS SOOKEE IN HER MIND CONSTANTLY
ANYONE WITH EYES CAN SEE SHE IS SUPER UNCOMFORTABLE WHENEVER FUJIWARA ARRIVES AND FINDS HIM OVERBEARING
”BOY I AIN’T GOT TIME FOR YOUR FAKE ASS COMPLIMENTS SOOKEE’S OVER THERE LOOKING VISIBLY DISTRESSED AND THAT REQUIRES MY IMMEDIATE ATTENTION”
COMPARE TO THE PHOTO BELOW:
LOOK AT THIS SHIT. LOOK AT HOW SHE GAZES AT SOOKEE MASSAGING HER FEET. THIS GIRL IS NOT EVEN TRYING TO HIDE HER EMOTIONS E N D M E
AND AFTER THAT HIDEKO ALLOWS HER TO SLEEP WITH HER IN HER BED WHICH HOLY FUCKING SHIT THAT IS DEFINITELY NOT WHAT A HANDMAIDEN DOES FOR HER LADY UNLESS HER LADY HAS vERy SPECIFIC REASONS
THE MOVIE’S CINEMATOGRAPHY IS INCREDIBLE HONESTLY I DON’T EXPECT ANYTHING LESS FROM A PARK CHAN-WOOK FILM AND THE PLOT IS SO UNIQUE TOO AND HOLY SHIT THE TWISTS WILL MAKE YOUR STOMACH TURN OVER
BUT HONESTLY HONESTLY THE GAYNESS WAS STRONG IN THIS ONE THIS FILM RADIATED WLW VIBES WITHOUT DEHUMANIZING BOTH HIDEKO AND SOOKEE INTO FETISH SYMBOLS NO THEY ARE INTEGRAL PROTAGONISTS TO THE PLOT AND MAINTAIN THIS AND THEIR CHARACTERISTICS CONSTANTLY SO WATCHING THEM FALL IN LOVE IS SO SATISFYING
YEAH CAROL MAY TAKE HOME THE TROPHY FOR LIPSTICK LESBIANS AND THE #SOFT WLW THEME BUT DOES IT HAVE A THRILLING VISUAL FEAST OF A LESBIAN WOC COUPLE WHO ARE JUST TWO GIRLS TRYING TO FIGURE THEIR EMOTIONS OUT WHILE FIGHTING AGAINST OPPRESSION I DON’T THINK SO
HEY SOOKEE YOU COULD HAVE USED A PICK TO SEE IF SOMETHING WAS IN HIDEKO’S MOUTH BUT NO YOU USED YOUR WHOLE FINGER ARE YOU TRYING TO MAKE ME LOSE MY SHIT BECAUSE YOU’RE SUCCEEDING
THEY LITERALLY LOOK LIKE LOVERS STROLLING IN THE PARK AND HIDEKO’S PLAYING THE DESPERATE ONE WHO URGES THE OTHER TO STAY AWAY FROM HER TO KEEP SOOKEE OUT OF DANGER
AND WHAT DOES SOOKEE DO?
CUPS HER LOVER’S FACE IN HER HANDS TO ASSURE HER SHE’S NOT GOING ANYWHERE SOMEONE STAB ME DIRECTLY IN THE HEART
SOOKEE PREPARES HIDEKO FOR A PARTY AND AFTERWARDS TRIES TO LEAVE BUT HIDEKO’S ALL “NAH FUCK THAT YOU’RE GETTING DRESSED BY ME AND YOU’RE GOING TO WEAR MY STUFF AND LOOK STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS OK YOU’RE DONE NOW TURN AROUND SO I CAN HELP YOU UNDRESS”
C A N YO U FUcKiN BeLIEVE THESE TWO HIDEKO IS THE ONE REMOVING SOOKEE’S CORSET WHEN IT’S REALLY THE HANDMAIDEN’S JOB TO DO THAT TO THE LADY’S CORSET
AND OF COURSE SINCE THIS IS THE 1930S, WLW ARE BASICALLY SIN AND VICE SO THESE TWO HAVE TO FIGHT AGAINST WHAT THEY’VE BEEN TAUGHT TO BELIEVE THEIR WHOLE LIVES TO SAY AND BELIEVE THAT THEIR LOVE IS VALID
SO YES IF YOU LIKE SUSPENSE, GOTHIC ELEMENTS, AMAZING CINEMATOGRAPHY, CLEVER PLOT TWISTS, AND CANON POC WLW BEING DEPICTED AS ACTUAL HUMAN BEINGS IN LOVE INSTEAD OF SEXUALIZED CARICATURES GO WATCH IT
Man I have a lady boner for Emperor Zarkon for just being so goddamn powerful and dignified, but my mind often wonders about how he looked in his youth and I just imagine just this beautiful dark almost iridescent sheen to him.
Inspired by his love of the outdoors, artist and Head Screen Printer Jonny Alexander’s work incorporates Nature, landscapes, and its objects/processes, creating large open landscapes to cross sectional terrestrial islands sometimes floating in space, surrounded by oceans, or inhabiting surreal terrains. Devoid of humans and human interactions, his visual narratives do, however, reflect his own “existential quandaries” or spotlight the human consequences to the environment as in a 2016 mural he created with the Pangeaseed: SeaWalls Murals in New Zealand. We’re super excited to chat with Jonny about his art school experiences, his love of the outdoors, as well as his work ethic and tenacious attitude, all in this session of Art School.
Im probably going to regret asking this, but who is rafael casal?
oh wow. WOW. OKAY TAKE A SEAT MY DUDE WE ARE DOING THIS!!!!
This dreamy sunshine is Rafael Casal. He is a 31 year-old writer, rapper, poet, actor, professor, director, playwright…. We can go on an on here, the point is he does a bunch of cool stuff.
He has SO MANY cool projects so lemme introcude you to my favorite ones, otherwise we will stay here FOREVER:
Youtube stuff: Rafa does a bunch of random videos there, but also a few series, so let’s get to them
Rafatics- It’s a segment where Rafa talks about politics and news in a very sarastic yet informative way. His personality is gold and I love him so much to make me laugh when the world is a mess.
Hobbes and Me - THE CUTEST!!! He does this one with Daveed, basically they recreate some Calvin and Hobbes comic strips (Diggs is shirtless and in a fur coat, totally worth watching)
The Away Team - Comedy bits, think Star Trek meets Parks and Rec. I always laugh so hard and never get tired of watching them.
#Bars - This is probably the most amazing and my favorite one, so I saved it for last. Bars is a Theater-In-Verse Workshop created by Rafa and Daveed, and they have interviews, classes, and create an amazing medley of raps and songs based on pop culture and literature for their ‘final’ project, it’s dope and really worth watching.
Music stuff: Rafa is a /really/ good rapper and singer/songwriter. You can check his stuff on the following links:
I’d reccomend the ‘Mean Ones’ and the ‘Bay Boys’ LPs, they are DOPE.
Poetry stuff: His strongest suit and probably one of my favorite things about him is his way with words: He is a goddamn GENIUS. No joke, he is an award-winner poet, being a part of projects with HBO and Youth speaks. Without further do, let’s go to my favorite pieces by him:
This is just the beginning of how amazing this man is, I can go on and on about it, I hope I didn’t freak you out with this long (very long) message! It’s fairly easy to search for more on his work online so please, feel free to do it so because this man is amazing and deserves all the love. ALSO if you like him maybe tell that to him on twitter??? he often replies and likes messages and it will make his day as much as it’ll make yours <3
I have a lot of feels and I had an idea set within a bakery!au so I did it!!!
“He’s so cute.”
“Then talk to him next time he comes back!”
“But I can’t!”
“Because!” Yuuri exclaimed, cheeks flushed as he kneaded the dough a little too hard. “Because I’m pretty sure he’s hardly noticed that I exist!” His fingers squeezed into the thick paste before he deemed it good for proofing.
“And just how do you know that?” Phichit asked, expertly topping the top of chocolate cupcakes with fudge buttercream. He stepped back and studied his work for a moment before nodding approvingly. “Every time he tries to say hi, you squeak and do a little flail before running to hide in the kitchens for an hour.”
“…I don’t do that.” Yuuri replied, rather unconvincingly as he began kneading another piece of dough. “I mean…I do get flustered, sure, but I don’t squeak.”
“It’s like you want me to bring up that video I took of you seeing Viktor two days ago,” Phichit said nonchalantly, finishing the chocolate cupcakes and setting them to the side. He proceeded to grab a clean bowl and started work on the caramel frosting. “Because I will show it to you and make you listen to that adorable squeak of yours.”
“Phichit.” Yuuri whined, looking over to his best friend with eyes asking for mercy.
“Oh no,” Phichit warned him, giving a chuckle as he avoided direct eye contact. “You’re not getting me with those puppy dog eyes.” It was something that always managed to break him down even after years of knowing Yuuri and working with him. Those brown eyes could win Yuuri the entire universe if he only tried.
“Fine,” Yuuri grumbled, smiling as he went back to kneading. “But you’ll break someday and delete that video at my command.”
“You wish.” Phichit huffed, amused and they settled into a comfortable silence, the only sounds coming from the small radio.
It was about twenty minutes until the bell above the front door chimed and Phichit said, “I’ll get it!’ before walking to the front of the store. Yuuri thanked him as he walked past and made his way to the sink with the intent of washing the flour coating his hands.
Just as he was drying them off, Phichit hurried back into the kitchen and he had a gleeful smile on his face which set alarm bells ringing in Yuuri’s head.
“What did you do?” Yuuri didn’t beat around the bush and Phichit feigned an expression of innocence. “Don’t give me that.” He knew Phichit was anything but innocent.
“Okay so,” Phichit began as he strolled towards the sinks where Yuuri was standing. “Someone is here and they’re asking for your attention.”
“My attention?” Yuuri questioned, brow furrowed as he placed the dishcloth neatly on the counter. “Why me though?”
Phichit gave a seemingly clueless shrug but walked behind Yuuri before placing his hands on Yuuri’s shoulders. “I don’t know but we don’t want to keep a customer waiting~!” Phichit sang and slowly began pushing his best friend towards the doors leading to behind the service counter. “It’s rude!”
“But you haven’t told me why!” Yuuri hissed and struggled against Phichit’s grip which was stronger than it felt. The two of them scuffled for a moment, Yuuri frowning as Phichit grinned and soon it lead to Yuuri being pushed through the swinging double doors. “Phichit!” Yuuri found himself yelling but suddenly froze when he remembered that there was someone in the shop. And it was someone who wanted his attention.
Deciding to save his attack on Phichit for later, he quickly smoothed down his apron and straightened his crooked glasses. Taking a deep breath, he plastered on a kind and professional smile before turning around.
“Hello, welcome to Stammi’s bakery! What can I get for yo-” Yuuri suddenly stopped when he looked into blue eyes that reminded him of clear winter skies. Then there was the silver hair (no phichit no how could you betray me like this) that shined in the setting sun’s light and pink lips (goddamn you phichit!!) that were curved into a small but ridiculous happy smile.
“Ah-” Yuuri tried but words were failing him right now and he seriously hated Phichit.
So it was the insanely handsome man called Viktor who frequented their bakery that had asked for his attention.
This didn’t feel real.
“Hi.” Viktor greeted, his voice soft and oh so perfect to Yuuri’s ears. He was still smiling that awfully cute smile that made Yuuri feel warm and funny in his stomach.
“…Hi.” Yuuri managed to say, his voice a little breathy as he stared into beautiful blues and took in the smile that widened.
“You didn’t squeak this time.” Viktor said with a small laugh and Yuuri couldn’t help but smile.
I'm sure it's been reced before but I want to rec archiveofourown*org/works/10659162/chapters/23589582 again because I just read it and it was one of the best stucky fics that I've ever read. It was entertaining/funny as hell while not losing its stakes. It had delightful cameos from outside the MCU and it also had fourth wall breaks which I've almost never read it fics. Oh, to top it all off, it's cap!steve/modern!bucky. If anyone hasn't read this fic yet, please do so it's beautiful.
Though he likes to be a tough little cinnamon roll, I think Ardyn is almost always on the edge of a breakdown that could go either way. If someone showed him genuine affection he might just ugly cry.
Alright, I’m finally ready to tackle this one.
One particular scene I think about a lot is when Luna tries to heal him after he stabbed her. The way he lowers his hand and extends his fingers after Luna holds onto his arm. I’m like… the fuck is going through your head, dude?
Well… first… maybe he’s intrigued. This woman, who is now bleeding to death because he’s a world class piece of fucking shit (seriously I was so goddamn angry when he did that), is fucking….trying….to help him. And if he’d let her… well… perhaps he’d be a normal man again?
And we all know where that went…
Fuck you Ardyn if you ever lay a hand on Luna again I will fucking rip your beautiful face off and shove it up your glorious ass. ...I have a lot of feelings about Luna, too. Anyway…
As he’s leaving, he stops and stares at his hand for a moment…
Okay bud…what are you thinking there? What if he thought something like “Fuck I’m going to have to think about this later and I’m gonna hate it”
Just staring at his hands…like… Yeah, he had to kill Luna. All part of the Plan™. But why… god fuck WHY did she have to do that? Why’d she have to go and see something worth saving? What could she have POSSIBLY been able to surmise about him that made her do that?
I like to think that sometimes he has a bit of an “inner dialogue” with the daemons within him, and he can see the monstrous form of himself before him. That, even after all these years, they enjoy taunting him. Even though he’s working with the power they give him. Daemons are just…dicks like that.
“Are you regretting it now? After everything we’ve done?” They flash a grin at him and he glares in wordless response. Of course he doesn’t regret it… It’s just…
They’re right, of course. They usually are. But he swears he can still feel her there, holding onto him, trying to save him… And he really could have allowed that to be the end of it. He shouldn’t dwell on that. But…